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Director  Michel Brault
Screenplay  Michel Brault
Writer  Michel Brault
Language  French
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History
Country  Canada
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Release date  September 27, 1974 (1974-09-27)
Initial release  September 27, 1974 (Canada)
Awards  Cannes Best Director Award
Cast  Hélène Loiselle (Marie Boudreau), Jean Lapointe (Clermont Boudreau), Guy Provost (Dr. Jean-Marie Beauchemin), Claude Gauthier (Richard Lavoie), Louise Forestier (Claudette Dusseault)
Similar movies  Set in Quebec, Movies about government, Dramas

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Orders (original title: Les Ordres, known in the United States as: Orderers) is a 1974 Quebec historical drama film about the incarceration of innocent civilians during the 1970 October Crisis and the War Measures Act enacted by the Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau. It is the second film by director Michel Brault. It features entertainer and Senator Jean Lapointe.


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The film tells the story of five of those incarcerated civilians. It is scripted but is inspired by a number of interviews with actual prisoners made during the events and its style is heavily inspired by the Quebec school of Cinéma vérité. It is a docufiction.


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  • Hélène Loiselle - Marie Boudreau
  • Jean Lapointe - Clermont Boudreau
  • Guy Provost - Dr. Jean-Marie Beauchemin
  • Claude Gauthier - Richard Lavoie
  • Louise Forestier - Claudette Dusseault
  • Louise Pratte as Louise Boudreau
  • Martine Pratte as Martine Boudreau
  • Monique Pratte as Monique Boudreau
  • Amulette Garneau as Mrs. Thibault, The Neighbour
  • Louise Latraverse as Claire Beauchemin
  • Sophie Clément as Ginette Lavoie
  • Esther Auger as Esther
  • Claire Richard as Mrs. Vezina
  • J. Léo Gagnon as The Grocer
  • José Rettino as The Foreman
  • Awards

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    It shared a Cannes Film Festival Award in 1975 and four Canadian Film Awards (predecessor of the Genie Awards) the same year. It was also selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 48th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. The film was selected to be screened in the Cannes Classics section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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  • 1975 Cannes Film Festival, won for Best Director (Michel Brault, tied with Costa Gavras for Section spéciale)
  • 1975 Cannes Film Festival, nominated for Golden Palm (Michel Brault)
  • 1975 Canadian Film Awards, won for Best Feature Film (Claude Godbout, Guy Dufaux and Bernard Lalonde)
  • 1975 Canadian Film Awards, won for Film of the Year (Guy Dufaux, Claude Godbout and Bernard Lalonde)
  • 1975 Canadian Film Awards, won for Best Original Script (Michel Brault)
  • 1975 Canadian Film Awards, won for Best Direction (Michel Brault)
  • The Toronto International Film Festival ranked it in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time four times, in 1984, 1993, 2004 and 2015.

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